Catch up on stories from the past week (and beyond) at the Slashdot story archive


Forgot your password?

+ - 25-Year-Old Builds Bugatti Veyron Replica->

Submitted by Alchist
Alchist (2029318) writes "The Bugatti Veyron is a modern automotive legend. The sleek speedster boasts a top speed of over 260mph, making it the fastest road-legal car in the world, and it has a stunningly large $1.5 million price tag to match. Because of this astronomical cost of entry, only a few hundred of the vehicles have ever been built, meaning your chances of owning one are rather slim. That is, unless you're Mike Duff, an ambitious 25-year-old from Florida who decided to build his very own Bugatti with his bare hands."
Link to Original Source

+ - 2011: Living In The Future->

Submitted by Anonymous Coward
An anonymous reader writes "Originally published in 1972, 2011: Living in the Future wondered how we would live in the 2000's. This optimistic book is both whimsical and nostalgic, inspiring and disappointing. Where are those jet-packs?"
Link to Original Source

+ - LulzSec final release; ->

Submitted by Anonymous Coward
An anonymous reader writes "On Saturday, Lulz Security announced what would be their final release, indicating that the group of six (according to the release) would disband. Unlike past releases, which have been fraught with gloating and taunting messages, the press release that went with the information release was almost wistful, talking about their love of the “chaotic thrill of entertainment and anarchy”, and how such things entertain. It even went philisophical, stating that these things are “what we all crave, even the seemingly lifeless politicians and emotionless, middle-aged self-titled failures. You are not failures. You have not blown away. You can get what you want and you are worth having it, believe in yourself.”."
Link to Original Source

+ - Anonymous Puts US Counter Terrorist Program Online->

Submitted by siliconbits
siliconbits (943161) writes "The disbanding of Lulzsec coincided with hacking brotherhood Anonymous releasing another set of files which includes documents and links to security and hacking resources on the internet, many of them free, various template letters, hacking and counter hacking tools as well as the addresses of FBI bureaus in the US. The 654MB ISO file (SENTINEL Security Utilities — Cyberterrorism Defense and Analysis Center) is now widely available online and seems to have come from the US FEMA (Federal Emergency Management Agency) Counter Terrorism Defence Initiative training program."
Link to Original Source

Underwater Spider Spins Itself an Aqualung 91

Posted by Soulskill
from the later-i'm-out dept.
sciencehabit writes "In the ponds of northern Europe lives a tiny brown spider with a bubble on its back. The 10-millimeter-long Argyroneta aquatica is the only spider in the world that spends its entire life underwater. But just like land spiders, it needs oxygen to breathe. So every so often, it leaves its underwater web home to visit the surface and brings back a bubble of air that sticks to its hairy abdomen. It deposits the bubble into a little silk air tank spun for the purpose. This 'diving bell,' researchers have now found, is not just a repository. It's actually a gill that sucks oxygen from the water, allowing the spider to stay under for up to 24 hours."

To restore a sense of reality, I think Walt Disney should have a Hardluckland. -- Jack Paar